We built these boots with three things in mind; safety, functionality, and comfort. The Cowboy outsoles slip in and out of standard stirrups with ease while the spur shelf keeps spurs from sliding down your heels. And they keep you on your feet whether you're leading a horse on the trail or doing a little winter fence mending. They contour to your leg like a lace up riding boot should and keep your feet warm down to zero degrees. A open tread pattern provides traction in mud or snow, and there’s enough open space to make the sole “self-cleaning”. The Kenetrek Cowboy design is protected under US Patent #D583,133. Happy trails! Made in Thailand.